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Peloponnese

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  • Day396

    Nauplia

    May 2, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Wie facettenreich und wunderschön die griechischen Inseln sind.

    Eine malerische Stadt, mit bunten Gassen, alten Gemäuern und eine Burg auf dem höchsten Berg. Die wollte erklommen werden, trotz der 1000 Stufen - puhhh😳 es hat sich allemal gewohnt, ein herrlicher Ausblick bei traumhaftem Wetter ☀️

  • Day397

    Gythion

    May 3, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Die kleine Stadt mit ihren urgriechischen Häusern am Hang. Es ähnelte mit den grünen Zypressen Frankreich.

    Mein erster Gang war zu der Landzunge mit dem schönem Leuchtturm der mir schon vom Schiff aufviel. Ich hatte auf ein Stück Strand gehofft, leider gab es nur Gestrüpp und eine felsige Küste. Doch nach dem ich einigen Trampelpfaden zum Wasser folgte, fand ich einen Arielle Felsen😉 der direkt am seichten Ufer stand, auf dem ich die Sonne genießen konnte und die Füße im Wasser abkühlen konnte.

    Es war ein Stück Urlaub nach fast 3 Monaten und davon jeden Tag arbeiten. ☀️
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  • Day481

    Portocheli

    August 9, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Well a few days ago we visited Monemvasia and John has confirmed its one of the places he would like to go back to. It is a Greek Mont St Michel, permanently linked to the mainland by a long isthmus and bridge. You then follow a road around the edge to the walled in New Town full of narrow streets and winding alleys no motorised transport as roads are too narrow and steep. Above the new town perched on the top of the rock are the ruins of the Old Town and citadel, some parts of which have been partially renovated so you can get more of a feel for how things used to be. We arrived at the port early afternoon but waited for the evening before actually going to the island as the walk but the zigzag alley to the Old Town was steep, we went there first then wandered through the New Town getting temporarily ‘lost’ a few times as the lanes doubled back on themselves. We had iced coffee and water before heading back to the mainland for food, there aren’t as many photos of New Town as there should be to do it justice as by the time we descended I was desperate for a drink, of water! so not feeling like taking many piccys but here are some of photos I did take. The next day was long and a bit lumpy as we traveled to Portocheli, I spent most of the trip lying on the floor feeling rough, might have been sunstroke or my tea, or the run in the morning as well as the waves as am fine now. We have high winds for next few days so are staying here, well the boat is we are going to take a cruise to Hydra and Spetses towns tomorrow. I know it seems a bit odd but both island’s harbours are chock a block at this time of year so easier to take ferry.Read more

  • Day3

    Corinth Canal

    May 12, 2015 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    The Corinth Canal was completed in the early 1890's, it had been invisioned since 300BC but was only started in 1880's and was completed within 11 years.
    The Corinth Canal saved sailors travelling an extra 700km around the coast of Greece is 90m down, 8m deep and 24m wide.

  • Day3

    Agamemnon Tomb (Bee Hive)

    May 12, 2015 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    The Agamemnon tomb is an impressive "tholos" tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae in Greece. It was constructed during the Bronze Age around 1250 BC. The lintel stone above the doorway weighs 120 tons, the largest in the world. The triangle opening above the opening was situated there to distribute the weight onto the walls preventing the roof from caving in.
    The Agamemnon tomb was incredible to see in person, to appreciate the size and workmanship that went into building it.
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  • Day469

    Olympia

    July 28, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Well we made it the train arrived and departed the Katakolon station on time and took us via Pyrgos to Ancient Olympia, it was clean and air conditioned. The site is over 4000 years old I believe as along with the archeological finds from the Helladic period they have found prehistoric tombs. The site is between 2rivers and was the site of the sanctuary of Altis prior to becoming the venue for the Olympic Games, there were games prior to 776BC but that was when the contests were reorganised and scheduled for every 10 years. Most of the buildings are from 4th century BC. In the 7th century AD the site which was now nearly ruins was flooded and buried under silt. First excavations were in 1829 with other after, but enough history here are the pictures. The journey back wasn’t as straight forward the train only went to Pyrgos then we had to catch a bus to Katakolon, we are fortunate that most Greeks speak English and are happy to help as the signs were all Greek, to be expected we are in Greece, but no translations so we had no idea where to catch the bus from. We found the stop and bought our tickets, the ride was busy and not as cool as the train but we got back to Take Five so all is well.Read more

  • Day4

    Corinth Canal

    March 13, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 61 °F

    So we're off for our trip across the Peloponnese! We arrive before long at the Corinth canal Built in 1893. Actually closed at the moment due to a large landslide. (which you can't actually tell by looking at the water but is going to be a huge dredging process before ships can pass through again) Built by Hungarians! Many attempts over thousands of years had been attempted but without success. You can see by looking at the map how important this canal has to be. The cost of fixing the landslide has to be enormous. Stopped in little gift shop to get some coffee and gawk at the tourist gifts.Read more

  • Day4

    Mycenae

    March 13, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    Next stop - in the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece and parts of southwest Anatolia. The period of Greek history from about 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is called Mycenaean in reference to Mycenae. At its peak in 1350 BC, the citadel and lower town had a population of 30,000 and an area of 32 hectares.(thank you wikipedia)

    For a bit more info on the Lion Gate, check out this wikipedia article -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_Gate The Lion Gate is the sole surviving monumental piece of Mycenaean sculpture, as well as the largest sculpture in the prehistoric Aegean.

    By 1200 BC, the power of Mycenae was declining; finally, during the 12th century BC, Mycenaean dominance collapsed entirely. The eventual destruction of Mycenae formed part of the general Bronze Age collapse in the Greek mainland and beyond. Within a short time around 1200 BC, all the palace complexes of southern Greece were burned, including that at Mycenae. This was traditionally attributed by scholars to a Dorian invasion of Greeks from the north, although many historians now doubt that this invasion caused the destruction of the Mycenaean centres. Displaced populations escaped to former colonies of the Mycenaeans in Anatolia and elsewhere, where they came to speak the Ionic dialect.

    Afterwards we visited theTomb of Clytemnestra https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_Clytemnestra). Ton of bees hanging around in here - luckily didn't get whacked although Janet thinks she might have.

    Upon leaving, we wander down to catch the bus and lo and behold - no bus! Ah - another adventure! So as we ponder where it disappeared to, we wonder if anyone else is left behind us but no, of course not! This is not the first time in my travels I have missed the bus! Now we look at each other rather stupidly and contemplate our options (never thinking to call our tour guide on her phone!), suddenly we see our bus returning on the highway! Needless to say someone suddenly noticed that we were missing although Effie was sure the count was right (she was rather embarrassed about this , I think!). So we quickly became famous as those "Left Behind" folks. I will say that I was damn glad to see that bus returning! :)
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  • Day4

    Nafplio

    March 13, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    Our stop for lunch. Was the first capital of Greece
    A little sea bass, olives,bread, some wine some calamari followed up with some gelato. All good. Beautiful day out sunny mid 70’s., Very nice town square for strolling. Little street kids came up looking for handout. I noticed my phone was lying on the table - all they had to do was grab and run and that would have been the end of that - they definitely had their eyes on it! They later went over to pester the old man sitting outside of the restaurant (see in pic below).

    Nafplio (Greek: Ναύπλιο) is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was an important seaport held under a succession of royal houses in the Middle Ages as part of the lordship of Argos and Nauplia, held initially by the de la Roche following the Fourth Crusade before coming under the Republic of Venice and, lastly, the Ottoman Empire. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic and of the Kingdom of Greece, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolis.
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  • Day472

    Ormos Navarinou

    July 31, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    OK so a whistle stop catch up, once we returned to the boat we departed the quay and anchored up for the night it meant we got at least a little breeze but swims were restricted as there were large white jellies in the bay. Next day we moved on to Kiparissia, where they were repairing their breakwater and had poured lots of concrete jacks but they looked very like modern day terracotta warriors stood in there rows on the quayside. Here we went alongside just behind a sad steel fishing boat. After a restful but warm afternoon we walked past the warriors and up into town heading for the old fort on the hill we got there but were very sweaty on arrival,views were worth it though and the lovely meal in the town square watching the kids on bikes skates and scooters. The following morning I managed a slow run before we headed off towards Pylos and Ormos Navarinou, a large almost enclosed bay. Apparently my run had taken it out of me coz I had to have a nap on the way down so missed seeing the caves at the entrance to the bay. It was OK though because John decided that the next day we needed to kayak around the island, Nikos Sfaktiria, that creates the bay, with a wadeable channel at the north. Well the book said wadeable I was on my very tippy toes to get across. It was a good trip if hot, we scavenged some more rope for tying around rocks, to keep our long lengths just for the water not wearing out on the rocks, we also found a little yellow rubber duck 🦆. The caves were impressive one of them was long and narrow and I admit I wimped out before I found the end because it was pitch black low roofed and I could hear a weird hissing squeaking noise.😱 There was also a big natural arch that we went through before returning up the inner eastern side of the island stopping to see the memorial for the fallen Greeks from 26 April 1825, and the memorial for the French from the battle of Navarro and the grave of Bonaparte’s nephew next to 2 churches 1was wooden which John loved. All in all it took us 4 1/2 hours we slept well that night.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Peloponnese, Πελοπόννησος, Péloponnèse, Peloponneso, 펠로폰니소스 주

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